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Gaja are based in the heart of the village of Barbaresco itself. On both sides of the immaculately-clean, main street up to the church, …

Producers make a number of other Asti styles of wine beyond the 3 main  categories of Moscato-, Barbera- and Brachetto-based wines already profiled. In …

In the beautiful spa town of Acqui Terme, at the Enoteca Regionale “Terme e Vino” in the 16th century town hall, we were introduced …

The President of the Barbera d’Asti and Monferrato Consorzio Tutela, Filippo Mobrici, welcomed us to the old, covered cattle-market in the central square of …

Moscato d’Asti and its Asti DOCG sparkling brethren were born – as indeed was Italian sparkling wine – in Canelli. Here, at Castello Gancia, …

Asti is the other “A” in the constellation of Piemonte wine regions, lying immediately North and East of Alba, where Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero …

Definitely like Aglianico del Vulture. This was good to very good, though at the peak of its existence, and slightly overoaked. Medium garnet with …

The Berry Bros & Rudd Autumn / Winter press tasting, in stark contrast to the Co-op supermarket’s Autumn press tasting exactly a week before, showed …

This is more of a comparative impression than a proper tasting note. Even though this is a highly regarded Barbaresco vintage, this 2001 Gaiun …

Picked up on sale from Lay & Wheeler as Drunk Girl wine. And a good shout too! Deep ruby and black core. Smoky, roasted …